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First Friday in Wayne April 5, 2013
Apr. 02, 2013
The Wayne Business Association presents First Friday April 5-2013. 5pm-8pm. Free and open to the public. Outdoor entertainment with live band featuring The Rick Penny Band. Great music for everyone and dancing. Located on E. Lancaster Avenue. Most stores are open late with First Friday specials! For additional information visit www.firstfridaywayne.com
or call 610-687-7698.
WBA Member Coco Blue featured in Chester County LIfe Magazine
Jan. 14, 2013
Radnor Patch presents "Christmas in Wayne"
Nov. 29, 2012
Watch Radnor Patch presents "Christmas in Wayne" with Sam Strike interviewing Diane Jiorle and David Brennan.
2011 Wayne Clean -Up Day
May 18, 2011
2011 Wayne Clean Up Day
Meet us at the War Memorial on S. Wayne Ave, 8:30 AM
Business and student volunteers will be busy on Saturday morning as they clean up Wayne in anticipation of next weekend's Memorial Day Parade. The Wayne Business Association has declared Saturday as "Wayne Clean-Up Day". A crew of volunteers will be making a clean sweep of the parade route on Lancaster Avenue starting at 8:30 Saturday morning.
"We are delighted to have two great student groups volunteering to help" said Jack Brooks, WBA Board member and Committee Chairman, who is coordinating the event. "We have student volunteers from the Valley Forge Military Academy that are members of the National Honor Society and younger students from the Community Service Club of the Radnor Middle School." "Everyone is excited to spend the morning doing something good for our town."
Many people throughout the community participate in the activities of the Wayne Business Association. Each year the WBA hosts many activities including the Radnor Fall Festival, lighting the town tree for the Holiday Season, and supporting scholarships for student employees of its businesses. But since its founding in 1939, the overall mission has been to promote the business, professional, and civic interests of the whole community. The WBA ensures Wayne is always looking its best with seasonal flower pots and street decorations. All these activities are funded by a combination of sponsorships and membership dues.read more...
Congratulations to our very own ContempraYouth Dancers!!!
Apr. 25, 2011
ContempraDance Center's Youth Dance Company has been selected to perform at Disney World in Orlando Florida!!
Our dancers will perform 3 dances with choreography by Director Gail Vartanian and Co-Director or the Youth Dance Company, Christa Campbell. The performance is scheduled for May 6th at the Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney. Boys and girls ages 7-17 will have the opportunity of a lifetime and an experience they will never forget!
Auditions for Youth Dancers:
ContempraYouth Dancers audition annually to be part of the company. They also perform in the Philly Nutt Crak-Up, Youth Regional Youth Festival, Schools and other community events.
Our next audition is Sunday May 22 at ContempraDance Center from 1:00-3:00. For more information please contact the office at 610.225.3007. Check out our site at www.contempradance.com
There is a $15 audition fee. Ages 7-17, boys and girls. Please call to register.
Benjamin V.M. Wilson 10th Annual Community Service Award
Feb. 16, 2011
Benjamin V.M. Wilson 10th AnnualDownload 2011 Nominee Form
Community Service Award
Wayne Business Association
And The Bryn Mawr Trust Company
Benjamin V. M. Wilson was a dedicated community volunteer in the Wayne/Radnor Township area and devoted many hours of his personal time to various community organizations. A partial list of those organizations are: Wayne Business Association; Wayne Rotary Club; Radnor ABC; Wayne Senior Center; Wayne Public Safety Association; Memorial Day Parade Committee; Radnor Fall Festival Committee; Family Forum; Main Line Chamber of Commerce; Mount Pleasant Carr School House; Surrey Services for Seniors; Planned Lifetime Assistance of PA, a/k/a PLAN OF PA. We hope we have not overlooked any organization, but would be pleased to hear from any individuals about other volunteer efforts of our departed friend, Ben Wilson.
The Wayne Business Association and Bryn Mawr Trust Company honor the memory of Ben Wilson by awarding an annual community service tribute to an individual who emulates Ben's spirit and volunteerism.
Nominations may be made by an individual, or through an organization in the Wayne or Radnor community, or through a member of the Wayne Business Association. Deadline is March 29, 2011. Please mail to WBA, P.O. Box 50, Wayne, PA 19087. Or call Nelson Dayton at 610-688-9188 for information.
Nominees should be actively involved in community and volunteer efforts in Wayne or the Radnor community. Nominees should evidence community spirit; willingness to volunteer time and effort on behalf of the community; community involvement in organizations; kindness, cheerfulness and courage. We believe that Ben Wilson displayed all of these attributes and we desire to carry on his memory and spirit by virtue of the annual award.
A panel of judges will review nominations and make the presentation at the Annual Awards Dinner meeting of the Wayne Business Association on April 21, 2011. A $500.00 award will be donated to a local charitable organization of the award recipient's choice. A permanent plaque is displayed in the Memorial Library of Radnor Township denoting the names of the past recipients.
Main Line Media News recognizes Wayne Business Association award recipients.
May 06, 2010
Special from Main Line Media News
Tatta (second from left) is pictured with, left to right, Drew Saunders, proprietor of Newman & Saunders Galleries and former Family Forum parent participant, Beth Snider and Lisa Corcoran, Family Forum parent educators, Maureen McAleer, Bryn Mawr Trust Wayne branch manager, and Diane Jiorle, president of the Wayne Business Association.
- image courtesy of Main Line Media News
Wayne Business Association awards honor volunteers
By Sam Strike
TThe Wayne Business Association awarded its 2010 Benjamin V.M. Wilson Community Service award at a dinner last month to Carol Tatta, who was founder and director of Family Forum, a parenting center, and former director and teacher of Central Nursery School, both in Wayne.
Tatta, a longtime Wayne resident and Eastern University graduate, "epitomizes service and leadership," according to the nomination submitted by her co-workers at the nursery school.
She was co-founder of the group Parents and Friends of Exceptional Children and co-chair of annual giving for Eastern University, and has done hours of pro bono parental consulting by telephone and in person over the years, according to those who nominated her for the award.
"There are a lot of families out there that Carol has helped," said her husband, Joe, at the WBA awards dinner April 15.
Benjamin V.M. Wilson, a local banker, was a community volunteer in Wayne and Radnor Township for many years until his death in 2000.
The WBA and Bryn Mawr Trust Company, where Wilson worked, honor his memory every year by awarding someone in the community who emulates his spirit and volunteerism.
Tatta is giving the award's $500 honorarium provided by Bryn Mawr Trust to Family Forum, the parenting center that she founded.
David Brennan, general manager of the Wayne Hotel, was this year's recipient of the Lawrence T. Adelberger Sr. Award, presented annually to a WBA member for exemplary volunteer service for the Wayne Business Association and its membership.
Accepting the award on his behalf at the WBA awards dinner was his colleague, Anita Sayers, executive director of marketing and public relations for the Wayne Hotel.
"David's dedication to and enthusiasm for the town of Wayne is so evident; he is Wayne's number-one champion," Sayers said.
Brennan, upon receiving the award, said that he is "truly humbled and I share this award with all of the WBA board members. It has been an honor to serve on the WBA Board for the past few years and a pleasure to work with all members."
2010 Lawrence T. Adelberger Sr. Award winner David Brennan, general manager of the Wayne Hotel, is pictured with co-worker Anita Sayers, left, and WBA president Diane Jiorle.
Treasure your Treasures
Sep. 23, 2009
September 22, 2009 (Wayne, PA) - Antiques can be incredibly valuable in worth and personal sentiment. Why not learn how to identify and properly care for and protect your treasures at a class hosted by the antique experts, themselves.
Beginning September 23, 2009, the Antique Store in Wayne, in cooperation with Main Line School Night, will offer an insider's guide to antiques class with two components to it. The first is a 2 week course that will cover the different kinds of appraisals, as well as when it becomes necessary to document your art and antique collection. read more...